Rock Follies - Netflix

Posted by Editor on Wed 05 June 2019

Rock Follies - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 1976-02-24

Rock Follies - Verity Lambert - Netflix

Verity Ann Lambert (27 November 1935 – 22 November 2007) was an English television and film producer. She was the founding producer of the science-fiction series Doctor Who and she had a long association with Thames Television. Her many credits include Adam Adamant Lives!, The Naked Civil Servant, Rock Follies, Minder, Widows, G.B.H., Jonathan Creek, Love Soup and Eldorado. Lambert began working in television in the 1950s and continued to work as a producer until the year she died. After leaving the BBC in 1969, she worked for other television companies, notably Thames Television and its Euston Films offshoot in the 1970s and 1980s. She also worked in the film industry, for Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment. From 1985, she ran her own production company, Cinema Verity. The British Film Institute's Screenonline website describes Lambert as “one of those producers who can often create a fascinating small screen universe from a slim script and half-a-dozen congenial players.” Women were rarely television producers in Britain at the beginning of Lambert's career. When she was appointed to Doctor Who in 1963, she was BBC Television's only female drama producer, as well as the youngest. The website of the Museum of Broadcast Communications hails her as “not only one of Britain's leading businesswomen, but possibly the most powerful member of the nation's entertainment industry ... Lambert has served as a symbol of the advances won by women in the media”.

Rock Follies - Private life - Netflix

In 1973, Lambert married television director Colin Bucksey, but the marriage collapsed in 1984, and they divorced in 1987. She had no children, once telling an interviewer, “I can't stand babies—no, I love babies as long as their parents take them away.”

Rock Follies - References - Netflix